Stephen DeMello Sr., 74

Jun 26, 2020

Stephen DeMello Sr., 74, of Dartmouth, died Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at St. Luke's Hospital following a period of declining health. He was the son the late Manuel and Hilda (Costa) DeMello and the husband for 57 years of Linda May (Cruz) DeMello.

Stephen was born and raised in Dartmouth, moved and lived in California for 30 years, returning to Dartmouth in 1997. He attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church as a youngster.

Stephen was formerly employed as an auto mechanic for several Ford/Lincoln Mercury dealerships, until his retirement. He truly loved being an auto mechanic on all cars but especially Ford products. Stephen also raced cars in Southern California. He was passionate about local sports teams, The Celtics, Red Sox and Patriots. But his greatest joy came from spend time with his family.

Survivors include his wife: Linda May DeMello of Dartmouth; son: Stephen DeMello, Jr. of Dartmouth; daughter: Lynne Marie DeMello of Dartmouth; sister: Beverly Charette of Swansea; two grandchildren: Lynette DeMello and Anthony Steven Kass; two great grandchildren: Nicholas Charles Fisher and Makenna May Rotta; several nieces and nephews. Stephen was the brother of the late Kenneth DeMello and his late wife Rita, Patricia Scott, David DeMello, Robert DeMello and George DeMello.

Stephen's funeral service will be private.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Aubertine-Lopes Funeral Home, 129 Allen Street. For online guestbook, visit